Bit and Pieces

Wisdom from Ben Franklin—Poor Richard’s Almanack


Content makes poor men rich, Discontent makes rich men poor.

He that falls in love with himself has no rivals.


Wisdom from the father of Capitalism, Adam Smith,  The Wealth of Nations, 1776

“The proposal of any new law or regulation of commerce which comes from this order, ought always to be listened to with great precaution, and ought never to be adopted till after having been long and carefully examined, not only with the most scrupulous, but with the most suspicious attention. It comes from an order of men, whose interest is never exactly the same with that of the public, who have generally an interest to deceive and even to oppress the public, and who accordingly have, upon many occasions, both deceived and oppressed it.”


For better relationships . . . If you know someone is on a diet tell them they look great.


Whatever you can’t get enough of is your god.


“The medical arts cures fevers with cold compresses, and chills by applying heat. Similarly Jesus prescribed qualities contrary to our sins: self-restraint to the undisciplined, generosity to the stingy, gentleness to the irritable, and humility to the proud.”
–Gregory the Great 590

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